Sections and Subsections

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This guide explains all the fields in the section and subsection admin pages. 

NOTE: Blogs as they existed up to Metro Publisher Release v3.0 are no longer a current feature and will eventually become deprecated. Blogs should be built with the current v4.0 Release as their own Section or Subsection using the v4.0 Layout Section Editor. Please always stay up-to-date on our newest developments by visiting the Announcements Section of this support site.

Overview

 

 

The Admin is responsible for adding and deleting new sections/subsections to the site. The day to day maintenance of those sections should be done by an Editor.

  • A subsection can only exist within a section.
  • The order in which the sections/subsections appear in the navigation is from top to bottom.
  • To reorder, simply drag and drop.

 

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Adding or Editing a Section

 

 

When creating a new section or editing an existing one, be sure to fill out all of the fields and add all the relevant meta data. This is an important part of your site's search optimization. You may modify this information at any time.

 

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  1. Parent Section
    This is determines where this new section appears in your site's structure. Choose "Top Level/Root" to create a top level section. Choose any of the existing Sections, if you want to make a new "Subsection."
  2. Section Title
    This is the page title that will appear at the top of this section page and throughout the admin. By default, a link to this page will be inserted into the main navigation using this section title.
  3. Hide in Navigation
    If you click this option, the section will be active but will not appear as a link in the main navigation. You can use a hidden section to test things such as sprockets before putting them into a live section that is viewable by the public.
  4. URLName
    By default, the section URL will be the same as the section title but in all lower case with dashes separating the words. It is advisable to leave this auto-generated URLs as is, but they may be changed here if necessary.
  5. Relative URL
    If you want to link to this section from anywhere else within your website, use this path or "Relative URL" to do so.
  6. External Section URL
    Instead of linking to an auto-generated section page, you may link to any URL. Just paste in the complete URL here.

    For example, if you would like a link to an event search page, just paste in the URL here. You do not need to paste the entire URL, just the Relative URL:

    Example: /search/event/upcoming-events/

    NOTE: The "relative URL" for a particular location or event search can be found on the respective edit page for that search.

  7. Meta Title
    This is the page title that will appear in the browser when users are viewing this section. This should be the same as the Section Title.

    Meta Description
    The meta description appears in the search results of popular search engines. This should be a clear and concise description of what this section contains

    Meta Keywords
    Meta keywords are descriptive keywords used by some search engines to help understand and rank your page relevance. They should be words that actually appear in the content of your site. For more information, read about meta elements here.
  8. Show Previous/Next Links
    By checking this option, links to the previous or next piece of content will appear with all your articles, reviews and blog entries.

 

NOTE: Should you choose to change a subsection to be a top level section and then select other existing subsections to reside under the new top level section, the following applies:

Metro Publisher automatically creates the redirects for the Content of those sections/subsections, but the section page itself needs a redirect.

That redirect would look like this if you are putting an old subsection into its parent:


Origin: /section/subsection
Destination: /section

If you are moving a subsection to be its own section, it would look like this:

Origin: /old-section/subsection
Destination: /subsection

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